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"Love Terrestrial and Love Divine" - A glimpse into the traditionally private music of the women of Uzbekistan. "Ultimate Beatles Collection" - Find out what's included in a local man's huge auction of Beatles memorabilia. Healthy or wealthy - Experts explain why San Francisco's poorest neighborhoods have more home owners than the city's wealthiest areas.
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Capitol Chat Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler joins Insight for Capitol Chat. He'll discuss Donald Trump's delegates and other news from the state capitol. Sam Freedman's "Dying Words" Sam Freedman is finishing up a combined book and radio documentary project called "Dying Words" about the extraordinary AIDS reporting done by Jeff Schmalz of the NYTimes as he was dying of the disease. Sam joins us to discuss his project. Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra Sierra Master...
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Road To The White House: Iowa Caucuses The first test in the long and hard-fought road to the White House, the Iowa Caucuses, are a mere four weeks away. Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins Insight to talk about the race. Capitol Chat: New California Laws 2016 New year, new laws. Capital Public Radio's news team has been combing through some of the policies taking effect January 1. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins Insight with a look at what they found. Rebroadcast: Kim Stanley Robinson's...
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CapChat: Guns, Guns, Guns This week on Capitol Chat, the topic of conversation is guns. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us in the studio to talk about what's trending as far as gun control in the state Capitol. Remembering Comedian Michael O'Connell Michael O'Connell, a beloved comedian in the Sacramento scene, died yesterday from complications of muscular dystrophy at the UC Davis Medical Center. We'll talks with local comedians about his life. Sound Advice: Blue Dog Jam Revamp From one...
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In 1931 a German radio producer broadcast live to Germany from the legendary Cotton Club in New York City. A recording of that broadcast was recently found. KXJZ producer Matias Bombal will give this historic recording its U.S. broadcast premiere on Sunday night at 9:00 pm on KXJZ's Classical Jazz and Swing. Today on Insight, we listen to remarkable clips, including Cab Calloway and his orchestra playing Minnie the Moocher; we also talk about the broadcast, and how it happened; why the...
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The Psychological Toll Of Living In The Shadows We take a look at the psychological effects of being an undocumented immigrant with UC Davis doctoral intern M. Esmeralda Zamudio. She has been studying the emotional and psychological toll living in the shadows takes on California college students. Local Artists Share Their Perspective On The Community Center Theater Debate Insight talks with arts leaders Richard Lewis, Dennis Mangers and Ron Cunningham about the debate around the Sacramento's...
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Capitol Chat: California Democratic Party Endorses Recreational Marijuana Use State Government Reporter Ben Bradford joins us to talk about why CA's Dem Party endorsing recreational marijuana is significant in this week's Capitol Chat. We'll also get an update on the Democrats' gun control sit-in. Oakland Police Scandal It's been a bad week for the Oakland Police Department, which has been rocked by a sex scandal that's led to the firing of three different police chiefs. We'll talk with East...
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Capitol Chat: California's Minimum Wage Capitol reporter Ben Bradford joins Insight to talk about the approval of California's $15 minimum wage. Sacramento County's Annual Creek Week There's a county-wide effort called Creek Week to educate residents about their community creeks. Organizers explain how the program got started, why it's important and how people can get involved. Author Wendy Wood On Altruism Author Wendy Wood joins Insight to discuss her new book, which explores responsibility...
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Live From The Democratic Convention: Day Four The Democratic National Convention continues in Philadelphia this week. State Government reporter Ben Bradford is with the California Delegation. He'll recap the events from last night and update what's happening now at the convention. 'The Ghost Daughter' Author Draws From Experiences In 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake Maureen O'Leary Wanket will recite a passage from her book "The Ghost Daughter" in this year's Sacramento Stories on Stage in...
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Insight: Capitol Chat / "Disgraced," Racism And Islamaphobia / Jazz Saxophonist Jacam Manricks / Sound Advice Our Capitol Bureau Chief joins us for this week's Capitol Chat. Then, we'll hear a re-run of our segment with "Disgraced" cast members. And, we meet jazz saxophonist Jacam Manricks. Also, a preview of the SacMusicFest on this week's Sound Advice. Capitol Chat Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us for Capitol Chat to explain Prop 50 that would allow the state's...
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"No Direction Home" Affordable Housing Investigation Journalist and author Sasha Abramsky talks to us about his four-part narrative portrait on stories of people living in a state of permanent crisis because of the lack affordable housing. Also, his experience talking with Republican voters at the Nevada caucus Author Anthony Marra At "Stories on Stage" Author Anthony Marra joins us to talk about his new book "The Tsar Of Love And Techno," ahead of his appearance...
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Capitol Chat: The Bills That May (Or May Not) Survive The Session With just a few week remaining in California's legislative session, many are asking about some of the major bills that will pass or fail. Today in Capitol Chat, Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us to discuss what might survive the session. Tahoe Botanist Describes Relationship Between Plants And Pollinators In New Book Julie Carville is a botanist, naturalist and photographer who has studied wildflowers for years. She is...
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Capitol Chat: California's Economy Capital Public Radio's Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us for this week's Capitol Chat. We'll talk about California's economy and the approval of the largest state budget in history. Sacramento French Film Festival Cecile Moette Downs previews the 20 films on screens this weekend and next at the Sacramento French Film Festival. Musician Richard March Singer-songwriter Richard March joins Beth Ruyak in studio to talk about his experience in Ethiopia and...
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Capitol Chat / California Democratic Voters Survey / Sound Advice We'll hear updates following Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump local rallies. Then, we discuss a survey that shows 20 percent of eligible voters still undecided between Clinton and Sanders. And, we have new classical Sound Advice. Capitol Chat: Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump Rallies in Davis And Sacramento Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump were in town Wednesday for rallies in Davis and Sacramento. We'll...
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Insight: CapChat / Library Artwork / Writing Workshops / Composer George Sarah Today on Insight, Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler updates us on the latest in local politics, the California State Library receives new artwork, an author aims to assist aspiring writers and a composer does his take on "The Passion of Joan of Arc."
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CA Politifact: Arnold Schwarzenegger And Land Protection Did Arnold Schwarzenegger really protect more land than any California Governor in history? A top official said it, and CA Politifact reporter Chris Nichols looked into it. Nichols joins Insight to discuss the claim. Musician Zyah Belle To Headline Harlow's Sacramento soul singer Zyah Belle has a new project and a new album. She's celebrating both with a headlining show Friday, July 8 at Harlow's in Sacramento. Today on Insight, we catch...
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Capitol Chat Capital Public Radio's government reporter Ben Bradford joins us for this week's Capitol Chat. Pulitzer Prize Winner Jack Ohman Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning this week. He joins us in the studio tell us more about winning and what's next after a career-defining achievement. The Sacramento Youth Symphony We'll talk to Sacramento Youth Symphony artistic director and conductor Michael Neumann and we'll hear a live...
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Capitol Chat: Republican National Convention This week on Capitol Chat, Capital Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us on Insight to talk about the upcoming Republican National Convention next week in Cleveland, Ohio. Sacramento News & Review Wins Legal Battle Over Mayor's Emails We'll talk with Sacramento News & Review editor Rachel Leibrock and former Co-Editor Nick Miller on what's next in the investigation into Mayor Kevin Johnson's use of private emails. Sound Advice: Classical Music With...
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Insight: Convention Report / Lake Tahoe Dance Collective / Sierra Storytelling Festival / Heartbreak Time Machine Today on Insight, we receive updates on the last day of the Republican National Convention, members of Lake Tahoe Dance Collective preview content, we hear about the Sierra Storytelling Festival, and about Heartbreak Time Machine's new single.
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On Choosing Aid Of Dying California's new End of Life Option Act takes effect today, June 9, 2016, and Elizabeth Wallner is grateful to have the option available. She joins Insight to talk about if and when she would choose aid in dying due to her condition. Jazz-Blues Duo Fulkerson And Clarke Perform In Studio Fred Fulkerson and Caitlin Clarke met at Sacramento State, performing together in award-winning vocal jazz bands. Today they join us in studio for a live performance. The Bitter Elegance...
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Insight: Political Junkie / Politifact / Capitol Chat / Sound Advice For Thursday's Insight, the Political Junkie joins us in studio, we get an overview of what Politifact is and some current fact checks, Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler updates us on local politics and we remember the late Bobby Hucherson.
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Capitol Chat: Smoking Age Legislation Update Capital Public Radio's Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler has been following this legislation to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21. He joins Insight for this week's Capitol Chat to explain what happens next. 'John Muir Is Back' One-Man Show Comes To Sierra College John Muir comes back to life and asks what happened to the Ahwahnee Hotel in a new one-man show at Sierra College. Patricia Bracewell Returns To Authors On The Move We talk with the Bay Area...
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Insight: Capitol Chat / Cat Stem Cell Research / Driverless Cars / Sacramento Darwin Day A UC Davis veterinary surgeon explains how he's using stem cells to treat diseases in cats. Then, a look at the roadways of tomorrow, when driverless cars and buses are the norm. And a discussion of the lasting legacy of Charles Darwin. California's Role In Primary Season Ben Adler joins Insight from the state Capitol Stem Cell Research In Cats We talk to an assistant professor at the UC Davis Veterinary...
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Capitol Chat For this week's Capitol Chat, we check in with POLITICO's Carla Marinucci to talk about Gov. Jerry Brown signing several tobacco regulation bills, and more California political news. Author Jeff Polman Author Jeff Polman joins us to talk about his two most recent baseball novels, "Mystery Ball '58" and "Twinbill." NPR's From The Top Weâll listen back to an excerpt from interviews with From the Top host Christopher O'Riley and Roger Xia, an eight grader from...
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Insight: PolitiFact Nevada & California / Capitol Chat / Author Celeste Leon / SacCity College's Photo Exhibit Nevada and California PolitiFact reporters share new fact-checks. CapRadio's Ben Bradford updates us on the state government news in this week's Capitol Chat. Then, we meet author Celeste Leon. And, we discuss SacCity College's photo exhibit.
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Insight: Preview Of Nevada Caucuses / Mosquito-Borne Viruses And Transmission / Violinist Joe Kye And VOX Musica Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler previews the weekendâs democratic caucus in Nevada. A UC Davis researcher explains how mosquitos transmit viruses like Zika and West Nile. And violinist Joe Kye performs in the Insight studio.
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Burning Man Ticket Upset - The popularity of the event may be its own undoing. Burning Man organizers' decision to fairly dole out access to the popular event by creating a ticket lottery has created a new black market for ticket sales and enraged longtime "Burners" who are being left out in the cold. Pat O'Connor - Author Pat O'Connor, who wrote "Scapegoat: The Chino Hills Murder and the Framing of Kevin Cooper," will be at the Sacramento Valley Branch of the Women's...
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Capitol Chat: GOP Convention Live - Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us live from the GOP Convention in Burlingame for this week's Capitol Chat. Author: Jessica Kriegel, "Unfairly Labeled" - Jessica Kriegel is a Millennial; she is a consultant for Oracle with a doctorate in Education. She's a regular contributor to Forbes.com and the author of a new book titled: Unfairly Labeled. Science Fiction Author Kim Stanley Robinson - Science fiction author and recent Robert A. Heinlein...
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Capitol Chat We discuss local elections, new High Speed Rail plans and the tobacco industry in this week's week's Capitol Chat with State Government Reporter Ben Bradford. West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon joins Insight to talk about some of the innovations coming out of this year's SXSW and how those new ideas can be applied in the great Sacramento Region. One Act Musical '[title of show]' Director Mariana Seda and Actors Nephi Speer and...
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Foxtails Brigade Band We meet Sacramento band Foxtails Brigade and hear new music recorded live in our studios. Sacramento Classic Jazz Messengers CapRadio's jazz music director Gary Vercelli talks with the Sacramento Classic Jazz Messengers. Epsilona Band We hear one of our favorite, most-recent in-studio performances by Epsilona, an up-and-coming indie rock band hailing from Northern California. Willy Tea Taylor We hear another one of our favorite, most-recent in-studio performances by folk...
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Capitol Chat: MCO Tax And Medical Marijuana Capital Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us for Capitol Chat to explain what the California Managed Care Organization tax is and why it's important. MLK Celebration Keynote Speakers Judy and Dennis Shepard Judy and Dennis Shepard are keynote speakers for this weekend's Martin Luther King Celebration in Sacramento. The murder of their son Matthew in 1998 prompted new hate crime laws and inspired many books, plays and movies. American River College's...
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Capitol Chat: Drug-Related Bills Two drug-related bills made it through the California legislature this week, including one specifically targeting those that sell fentanyl. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us live from session to explain. Tin House Editor Rob Spillman Tin House editor Rob Spillman speaks with guest host Christian Kiefer about his new novel, his writing process and what's next for Tin House. CapRadio Goes For A Ride In Roadside Distractions Series CapRadio's Digital Producer...
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Insight: DEA Marijuana Ruling / Rio Olympics / Archaeological Site / Steve Homan Jazz For Tuesday's Insight, marijuana remains a Schedule 1 drug, we receive updates on the Rio Olympics, the Trailhead Fire reveals an archaeological site and a jazz band performs in-studio. Marijuana Remains In Schedule 1 Category Of Controlled Substance Act The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration left marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug after deciding it has no medical use. University of the Pacific McGeorge School...
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Insight: Capitol Chat / Record Store Day / Sun Valley Gun Club We talk to Capital Bureau Chief Ben Adler for this week's Capitol Chat segment. Then, we learn more about the unique record store culture. And, we meet Sacramento indie-band Sun Valley Gun Club. Capitol Chat: Vergara Ruling, Paid Family Leave, Presidential Election Capital Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us for this week's Capitol Chat segment to discuss a recent court ruling about teacher tenure and the presidential candidates who are...
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Hmong in America - Federal authorities recently broke up an alleged plot to overthrow the government of Laos that was being planned by local Hmong refugees. Today on Insight, we look at the history of the Hmong in Laos and why they came to the US. Plus, you’ll hear how the local Hmong community feels about the case. "Gilgamesh" - The world premiere of the play "Gilgamesh," which was supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, opens this weekend at The...
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Capitol Chat: MCO Tax Update Capital Public Radio State Government Reporter Ben Bradford updates us on the "managed care organization" tax story. Remembering Civil Rights Pioneer Jiro âJerryâ Enomoto Friends of the late Jerry Enomoto, talk with Insight host, Beth Ruyak about the legacy of Jiro Enomoto ahead of a memorial service this weekend. Robert Caisley's New Play âA Masterpiece Of Comicâ¦Timing!â Robert Caisley is in Sacramento to launch his new comedy "A Masterpiece...
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Insight: Capitol Chat / Author Jodi Angel / Comedian Daniel Humbarger / Sound Advice For Thursday's Insight, reporter Ben Bradford recaps the legislative session, author Jodi Angel previews her Stories On Stage appearance, comedian Daniel Humbarger talks about his stand-up album and Nick Brunner shares some mellow music to relax to.
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Sacramento Community Center Theater Renovation Chief Operating Officer for the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau Mike Testa joins Insight with SacTown Magazine Co-Editor-in-Chief Rob Turner to talk about the pros and cons of renovating Sacramento's aging Community Center Theater. News Network: Marijuana Ballot Measure YubaNet editor Pascale Fusshoeller joins us to talk about Nevada County residents debating a measure to ban all outdoor marijuana cultivation. Huntington's Disease...
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Sacramento Fentanyl Crisis Update We learn the latest in the investigation into the series of fentanyl deaths and overdoses in the Sacramento County region. DEA Special Agent in Charge, John Martin, talks about the "look-alike" quality of this drug as it's trafficked on the street. PolitiFact: Hillary Clinton / Bernie Sanders Profile On this day of the New York primary, PolitiFact CA reporter Chris Nichols reviews the national fact-checking records of presidential candidates Hillary...
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Insight: CSU Pay Dispute / Women's Well-Being Index / Singer Songwriter Hannah Jane Kile Cal State professor Kevin Wehr explains why faculty are marching on the state Capitol Wednesday morning. Singer songwriter joins us in the studio and performs live for us before opening for Patty Griffin at the Mondavi Center.
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Day Three: Live From the Republican National Convention Donald Trump is officially nominated as the Republican Party's candidate for US President. We'll get reaction and analysis in live reports from The Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, and Capitol Public Radio's Ben Adler. Sports Reporter Reflects On 40 Years Of Sports Writing If you've not been following national politics or Olympic Trials, maybe you ARE following the Tour de France bicycle race which started July 2nd in Mont-Saint-Michel and...
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Day Two: Live From the Republican National Convention Ben Adler will join us live from Cleveland, Ohio, on the second day of the Republican National Convention. We'll hear how things are going for the California delegation and what the atmosphere has been like inside the arena. PolitiFact: More Gun Dealers Than McDonald's In California Does California really have more licensed gun dealers than McDonald's? PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols decided to look into that statement and joins...
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A Look At Diabetes County-By-County Executive director of the California Center for Public Health Advocacy joins Insight to discuss the health implications of diabetes as well as policy recommendations. Ditching Daylight Saving Time: Pros And Cons We discuss the pros and cons of rejecting Daylight Saving Time in California. Conserving Monster Fish Host of National Geographic TV’s show “Monster Fish,” talks to us about his efforts to conserve monster fish and the National Geographic Museum...
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Supreme Court Nomination, Super Tuesday Recap McGeorge Law Professor Leslie Jacobs talks about President Barack Obama's pick for the Supreme Court. The Political Junkie Ken Rudin gives a recap of "Mega Tuesday." Author Christian Kiefer Northern California-based author and American River Community College professor Christian Kiefer is celebrating the release of his new novella, "One Day Soon Time Will Have No Place Left to Hide." He joins Insight. Middle School Pianist Roger...
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Folsom Lake Water Release Management Shane Hunt from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation joins Insight to explain how his agency manages water releases from Folsom Lake. Human Trafficking In Sacramento Jenny Williamson, the executive director of Courage Worldwide, joins us in studio to talk about human trafficking in Sacramento. Kushman By The Bottle In this monthâs Kushman by the Bottle, weâll talk about St. Pattyâs Day and wine, plus weâll learn what not to do when it comes to using wine apps...
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Davis' Housing Problem - The City of Davis is struggling to deal with a population that's coming too quickly and leaving too soon. The city is trying to build housing for a growing student body at University of California, Davis while also trying to retain those graduates from taking their degree and leaving. The city council and project planners are proposing hundreds of new homes in the coming years but facing opposition from residents afraid the city will grow too big. Two of these proposed...
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Spike In Fentanyl-Related Overdoses Jon Daily, clinical director at Recovery Happens, joins Insight to explain what fentanyl is and why it's so dangerous. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Matthews Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Matthews is in Sacramento and will join us to explain how the Trans-Pacific Partnership will affect Northern California. News Network: Minimum Wage In California In today's News Network, Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us to discuss the...
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News Network: Californians At The Polls Election day is finally here and voters are heading to the polls - or mailing in ballots - across the Golden State Tuesday. Will turn-out be better than normal for a primary election? Sacramento County Registrar How do you cast the ballot so it counts? Do you sign the envelope? And what if you've changed your mind and need a new ballot? Insight talks with Sacramento County Registrar Jill Levine. Suddenly Pineapples Insight has a performance from 4th, 5th...
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CapRadio Producer Recounts Ordeal During Turkey's Attempted Military Coup Insight catches up with CapRadio Producer Joanne Serrieh who was stranded in Turkey last week during an attempted military coup. The Political Junkie Sets Stage For This Week's Republican National Convention The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth...
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California Legislature's Special Session On Healthcare Lawmakers need about $1 billion to fund Medi-Cal. To find a solution to the problem, they're in a special session. Journalist David Gorn explains how the session works. Tracking The Marmorated Stink Bug Gardening becomes more complicated with the expanding infestation of the brown marmorated stink bug. UC Extension Advisor Chuck Ingels tracks the infestation through maps. Kushman By The Bottle: 100-Point System For Rating Wines Wine expert...
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News Network - Sacramento Bee reporter Diana Lambert joins us to discuss UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi's resignation from the DeVry board after compensation revelations came to light. Remembering Nancy Reagan - Former First Lady Nancy Reagan died at age 94 over the weekend. We'll speak with Ronald Reagan biographer Lou Cannon about the Reagans time leading California and the United States. Maria Hinojosa - She loves to talk with cab drivers when she travels and see the world through their...
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The Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins Insight from Washington D.C. for this week's Political Junkie segment that puts California politics in the context of the national scene. Andy Warhol Exhibit At The Crocker Museum The Andy Warhol exhibit at the Crocker Art Museum includes many pieces on loan from the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The museum's director, Eric Shiner, speaks with Insight in advance of a symposium at the Crocker. PolitiFact California Looks At A Congressman's...
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"Funny in Farsi" - Firoozeh Dumas is the featured author for Sac State's inaugural One-Book program this year. She's in town for a local event. Today on Insight, she'll tell you about her book, "Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America." Christopher Fairman - Acclaimed local musician Christopher Fairman has a new record coming out and he's performing this weekend. He'll tell you about the darker, more reflective "85, 87" and you'll hear him perform...
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The Political Junkie Goes West Ken Rudin joins us from Washington D.C. for this week's Political Junkie segment. Professional Rugby Comes To Sacramento Sacramento's pro rugby team had their inaugural game Sunday. Insight talks with Coach Luke Gross about the new team, and the future of the sport in Sacramento. Wellness Through The Arts Tony Award Winner Ben Vereen and founder of Wellness Through the Arts, Sacramento program (WTA) joins insight to talk about what WTA is and the Sacramento Awards...
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Political Junkie Goes West: New Hampshire Primary The final day before the New Hampshire Primary, The Political Junkie Ken Rudin explains how this primary ended campaigns for both Harry Truman and Lyndon B. Johnson. UC Davis Researcher Discusses Future Of 'Designer Babies' UC Davis researcher talks about the future of altering human DNA to create "Designer Babies." Aerial Artist Tresa Honaker Insight talks with aerial artist Tresa Honaker, who still performs and inspires people after...
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The Political Junkie Analyzes Super Tuesday The Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins Insight from Washington D.C. with a little Super Tuesday analysis. Sac State Stages A Pink Floyd Musical Sac State theater professor joins us to explain the difficulty of staging a production that reimagines Pink Floyd's psychedelic album "The Dark Side of the Moon." Henry Robinett's Jazz Journey: From Mingus To Mitchell To Mountains Guitarist Henry Robinett has a new CD out. That's news because it's been...
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Republican Caucus Results From Reno Capital Bureau Chief Ben Adler has caucus results from Reno. California Grizzlies Traveling Exhibition A traveling exhibit at the California Museum chronicles the complex history of the state's grizzly. The Life and Legacy of John Muir John Muir's great-great-grandson reveals sides of the naturalist you never knew. Pet Tales: Pet Food Puzzles Pet expert Gina Spadafori joins us for this month's Pet Tales to explain some of the types and benefits of pet food...
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Bills Proposed To Stop Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits In California There's a backlog of untested rape kits across the country. In California, lawmakers have proposed at least six different bills to try to solve the problem. San Francisco Chronicle reporter Melody Gutierrez joins Insight to talk about the problem. Yelena Dyachek Wins Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions A 24-year-old soprano from Sacramento, Yelena Dyachek, has just won one of opera's biggest competition, the...
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McClatchy Reporters On Panama Papers McClatchy Washington Bureau's Kevin Hall and Marisa Taylor worked on a story uncovering a massive international scheme to hide money. We'll talk to them both by phone from DC about how they it all happened and what it means going forward. "The Science Of Consequences" This month at Science Night Lodi, biopsychologist Dr. Susan M. Schneider with University of the Pacific joins Insight to preview her talk on the Science of Consequences. Author...
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Political Junkie - The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for our signature segment that puts California politics in the context of the national scene. Disgraced - The 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced opened over the weekend at Capital Stage in Sacramento. It was written by Ayed Akhtar and focuses on...
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Live From The Democratic Convention: Day Two The Democratic National Convention continues in Philadelphia this week. We are first joined by the Political Junkie Ken Rudin and then given live updates from our state government reporter Ben Bradford on the split in the California Delegation. Comedian Katie Rubin Talks Judgment, Unity As Themes For Upcoming Show "Why I Died, A Comedy!" Katie Rubin is a comedian who has performed many times in Sacramento and earned her MFA in acting at UC...
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News Network: Bill Clinton In Stockton, Sacramento The presidential campaigns are in full swing in California. Bernie Sanders and Bill Clinton, on behalf of Hillary Clinton, kept a busy schedule in the west. CapRadio's Ben Bradford has a recap of Clinton's rally at Sacramento State. Poet Cathy Arellano: 'Salvation On Mission Street' On Insight,author and professor Cathy Arellano talks about her work. Arellano writes about gentrification in her new collection of poetry, "Salvation on...
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Political Junkie Goes West The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for our signature segment. Olympian Katie Ledecky Breaks Sacramentan Debbie Meyer's 1968 Record In Swimming As American Katie Ledecky made history at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, she also broke a record that Sacramento swimmer Debbie Meyer had held since...
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Politifact Checks 'Half-Baked' Claim by Dianne Feinstein On Marijuana Prime Time Ads California Politifact Reporter Chris Nichols joins us on Insight tonight to examine a hazy claim by U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein stating that Proposition 64 would lead to prime time marijuana advertisements. Find out why it received its rating here. Davis Farmers Market Celebrating 40 Years Randii MacNear and Gail Hayden join Insight to tell us more about the history of Davis Farmers Market and where it is...
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News Network: Sanders In Sacramento And Stockton We'll speak with Stockton Record editor Mike Klocke live from the Bernie Sanders rally in Stockton and hear from CapRadio's Amy Quinton who covered the event in Sacramento on Monday. Sacramento Mayoral Debate Recap CapRadio's Bob Moffitt was one of the Sacramento mayoral debate panelists; he joins us to recap some of the highlights and key issues that divide these three competitors. CA Counts: Senate Debate Tuesday night in San Diego, the five...
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The Political Junkie: Stop Trump Efforts The Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins us from Washington D.C. in an effort to put all politics in perspective. Who Is Chief Judge Merrick Garland? We talk with two local law professors about the man selected to replace Justice Antonin Scalia. 'Water: More Or Less' Anthology "Water: More or Less" is an anthology about the changing landscape of California's water in stories, art and policy. Artist Stephanie Taylor and journalist Rita Schmidt...
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The Political Junkie: Another Super Tuesday Another Super Tuesday with big implications; Ken Rudin joins Insight for our weekly Political Junkie talk. End Of Life Option Act Explained California's End of Life Option becomes legal in June; a Stanford doctor talks about what happens then. Drawings by Mario Estioko "Incompatibles" Mario Estioko joins Insight to talks about the launch of his new book titled "Incompatibles." Moon Shot Joshua Davis joins Insight to discuss the...
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Author Of "Heart Of Dryness" On A Drought-Proof California Author of the book âHeart of Drynessâ talks about who owns water and how we can drought-proof California. Jewish Film Festival Preview We get a preview of the Jewish Film Festival happening this weekend from California Museum Executive Director and the festival organizer. Sound Advice With Jeff Hudson Theater critic Jeff Hudson previews Spring Concerts in the region in Sound Advice.
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Political Junkie Super Tuesday Preview The Political Junkie Ken Rudin gets geared up for Super Tuesday and gives us a preview. Maya Soetoro-Ng Visits Sacramento State President Barack Obama's half-sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng visited Sacramento State University. She talked with Insight host Beth Ruyak about young people and her big brother, the President. Sacramento Beer Week We'll talk with the founder of Lagunitas Brewing Company about the business of craft beer and how it's changed since he first...
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Insight: What To Know About Meningitis - Sacramento County Health officials worked with Vista Del Lago High School this week to inform families about meningitis, its symptoms and treatment, after a student was hospitalized Dr. Dean Blumberg joins Insight to talk about the disease. Pet Tales - Pet expert Gina Spadafori joins us for this month's Pet Tales to explain different types of dog sports. Sacramento Band Humble Wolf - Sacramento band Humble Wolf joins Insight to talk about Concerts in the...
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Political Junkie Goes West Ken Rudin joins us for this week's Political Junkie segment to talk about the California Primary happening tomorrow and we'll also discuss New Jersey, since the state might put Hillary Clinton over the top. Sacramento Mayoral Candidates In The Studio The two leading Sacramento Mayoral candidates Angelique Ashby and Darrel Steinberg joins Insight for one final conversation before tomorrow's primary election. They'll talk separately about their candidacies and why they...
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Dave & Lois - Local TV anchors Dave Walker and Lois Hart are retiring this week after a long and distinguised career that included being the first co-anchors on CNN. We'll talk with about their careers. Their final newscast is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26th on KCRA Channel 3. Mayoral Advice - What advice would you give to Sacramento’s next mayor? As Kevin Johnson prepares to take over the reigns of the city, KXJZ News' Ben Adler sits down with two former mayors - Anne Rudin and Phil...
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Sacramento Reaction To Recent Shootings Violence In Texas, Minnesota, Louisiana Sacramento community leaders and representatives are reacting to the recent police shootings of black men and the sniper attack and deaths of 5 police officers at a rally in Dallas. Insight moderates a conversation around these events. The Political Junkie Goes West The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west, he joins us from Washington D.C. in an effort to put it all in perspective. Olympic Trials...
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News Network: Wisconsin Primary Insight host Beth Ruyak is traveling in Wisconsin and she joins us for today's News Network to tell us what she's seen and heard from voters in that state. The Political Junkie: Wisconsin's Primary The Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, joins us for our weekly political segment to talk about the Wisconsin primary. Author Jennifer Laam Today on Insight, we'll meet Jennifer Laam, talk with her about her work and find out what drew her to the Russian and the Romanov...
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Insight: CapRadio's Mental Health Series / Future Lung Cancer Treatments / Assistance League Of Sacramento / Sound Advice: Jazz At The Crocker We'll talk about CapRadio's five part mental health series. We'll also learn about the future lung cancer treatments. And, Assistance League of Sacramento members join us in the studio. Then, we travel to the Crocker Art Museum for Sound Advice. CapRadio's Mental Health Series Capital Public Radio report Bob Moffitt joins us to talk about his five-part...
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